Author Archives: Tony Peters

2019 Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling

I have been known to store a lot of photos on my phone.  I’m probably not alone on that point but there is always a reason for me not deleting a photo.  Well, I’m glad I chose to keep a … Continue reading

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2018 Serere Beechworth Chardonnay

I find it both interesting and funny the perceptions of Chardonnay.  Over the last couple of weeks I have had three people provide different views about the variety, all of which were fair but, dare I say, closed.  They were, … Continue reading

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Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Fat and Skinny’ Range Releases

I don’t know who else will be able to relate to this but, when I read the name of these wines, and saw the picture on the label, I immediately thought of Laurel & Hardy, the comedy duo from the … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Orange Region Tempranillo

The wines from Angullong are always a pleasure to try.  The ‘alternative’ varieties they have been punching out have been spot on every time, including the whites.  I would even go as far to say they are some of the … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong Fossill Hill Orange Region Sangiovese

Literally every time I have a bottle of Sangiovese with dinner, I can’t help but make attempts to put on an Italian accent.  “Sangio – VAY – see” with emphasis on the ‘VAY’ part with a few hand and arm … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong Fossil Hill Orange Region Barbera

It’s been a long time since my wife and I were in Italy.  I can’t remember if we visited the Piedmont region but, being an area that grows the third most planted grape variety in Italy, I reckon I’d remember … Continue reading

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2019 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

I was trying to roughly work out when I started getting into Riesling.  I recall talking to a mate’s dad many years ago about the fact I didn’t drink white wine.  I met my mate in late 2004 so it … Continue reading

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2019 Serere Beechworth Rousanne

Chinese businessman and philanthropist Jack Ma is quoted as saying, “Trust the young people; trust this generation’s innovation. They’re making things, changing innovation every day. And all the consumers are the same: they want new things, they want cheap things, … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

I read somewhere that McLaren Vale is not so well known for its Cabernet Sauvignon.  I have to admit, I can’t remember where I read it, but Shiraz and Grenache were the main red varieties given the most focus in … Continue reading

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2014 Levantine Hill Sparkling Rosé

In my office I have a desk, computer, phone, bookshelf and coat rack and, because it is an internal office, what I don’t have is a view to speak of.  Everyday, at least once, I make a point of deliberately … Continue reading

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